It’s that time again! The Writers Guild of America have once again compiled their nominees for Outstanding Achievement In Video Game Writing award.

The nominees include:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Story by Darby McDevitt, Mustapha Mahrach, Jean Guesdon; Lead Scriptwriter Darby McDevitt; Scriptwriter Jill Murray; AI Scriptwriter Nicholas Grimwood; Scriptwriter Singapore Mark Llabres Hill; Ubisoft
  • Batman: Arkham Origins, Narrative Director Dooma Wendschuh; Writer & Senior Narrative Designer Ryan Galletta; Writer Corey May; Warner Bros. Interactive
  • God of War: Ascension, Written by Marianne Krawczyk; Additional Writing Ariel Lawrence; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • The Last of Us, Written by Neil Druckmann; Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Lost Planet 3, Head Writer Richard Gaubert; Writers Orion Walker, Matt Sophos; Capcom

The nominees only seem to be AAA titles, surprisingly no Bioshock Infinite and even more surprisingly Lost Planet 3 is up there. I don’t know how seriously anyone takes this particular award ceremony, but I guess at least it gives the narrative aspect of video games to shine… even if they aren’t that good.